Monday, April 22, 2019

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on our Honor Flight program ...

 House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy gives us his weekly view from Capitol Hill. In his words:

 "Members of Honor Flight Kern County escorted veterans from our district to the U.S. Capitol last week where they went on a tour with our team.

The twenty-three veterans traveling with Honor Flight Kern County toured the U.S. Capitol and visited their respective memorials. Veterans on the Honor Flight served in WWII and the Korean War.

We can never fully repay our veterans for their service and dedication to our nation, but one way we can express our gratitude is through the honor flight program. I am grateful to the Honor Flight Network for so graciously celebrating our veterans. We can all learn important lessons about respect, humility, and a love of country from our service members.

Last week I had the opportunity to lead a bipartisan and bicameral Congressional delegation trip to South America, specifically Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia.

Our visit to Argentina served as a symbol of the enduring partnership between our two countries. From combatting terrorism to ensuring a positive outcome to the crisis in Venezuela, our alliance with Argentina is an important one—and it will be for years to come.

The United States and Brazil are also natural partners. We have the two largest democracies in the Western Hemisphere, and we share values like liberty, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. The better that we work together, the better off we’ll be.

Our country also supports Colombia’s efforts to move forward. We are united in the battle against drug trafficking and in bringing about a lasting resolution to the crisis in Venezuela. The pursuit of freedom will triumph over the devastation of socialism.

This trip reaffirmed our commitment to fighting for peace and democracy in South America and the Western Hemisphere."

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